The sixth missionary edition, with evangelistic and medico-social nature, was launched on November 18, by the Maranatha Christian Mission, with the participation of 50 volunteers. The starting point was Belém, at the State of Pará, where the opening worship service took place last Saturday, 17th, at the Maranatha Christian Church of the Batista Campos neighborhood. On Sunday morning, 18, volunteers boarded at 6:30 am on the Tanav boat to Melgaço and arrived at around 6:00 p.m. and participated in the service together with the brethren of the Maranatha Christian Church of Melgaço. In this first point, the medical consultations, evangelizations, serenades and special services will begin. On the 21st, the boat leaves for the second place for assistance, the city of Bagre and stays there for two days. On the 23rd, the riverside town of São Sebastião da Boa Vista will receive the volunteers who will remain in town until the 25th. The mission ends on November 26th, with the return to Belém, at around 2pm.
The volunteers’ service team is composed of evangelists, cooks, dentists, nursing professionals, pharmacists, doctors, researchers, members of the Manuel Passos Barros Foundation, of the Maanaim Radio as well as members of the Maranatha Christian Church of Breves. The church of Breves is responsible for assisting the churches of Melgaço and Bagre, through pastor Antonino Magno de Freitas, resident of Macapá, capital of the state of Amapá. He travels by boat for about 15 hour to attend these churches, according to reports of pastor João Evangelista Cidade Neto, president of the Maranatha Christian Mission.
The cities assisted by the sixth edition of the Mission Amazon, Melgaço, Bagre and São Sebastião da Boa Vista, are located in the state of Pará, southwest of the Marajó Island. The residents have welcomed with joy the volunteers of each edition of this work. They have been assisted in both medical and, most of all, the spiritual part, enjoying the blessings and the salvation of their souls, through the great operation that the Holy Spirit of God has reserved for their lives.
Por Andréia Talma
Tradução de Júnia Cidade
Fotos: Lucélia Loureiro